The experience of undertaking an Interdisciplinary Masters

I remember last year making my final list of choices for the masters programmes I wanted to apply for during my final year! It was a difficult one. While some of my options were purely a focused extension of what I had previously done for my degree (i.e., Psychology), some other options were more to do with an interdisciplinary area. When I received my offers, I went on to pursue the interdisciplinary options, and over 5 months into my Master’s course, I can tell you, I made the best decision ever!

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To-go university breakfast options!

If you have just read that title and are thinking that this read is going to go over a menu with breakfast options, the answer is both yes and no. No, because this is still a blog (I promise) wherein just like all my other blogs, I share something with you all and yes! Because this blog is about sharing my favourite (and easy!) to-go breakfast options for University students.

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Four reasons why I became a returning masters student!

Well summer is over and we are all back at university standing at the start of yet another new semester and although it looks all the same, something this year is absolutely different for me. And that difference is that this year I am no longer coming back as an Undergraduate anymore! I am now what we call the Post Graduate Taught student (PGT)! It feels wonderful to have completed an amazing degree in Psychology here at Sheffield and then be returning back again as an MSc in Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience. I truly believe that this has been a great decision and I am sure that by the end of my Master’s degree, I will cherish it as much as I did my undergraduate degree. If you are in your second or final year of undergraduate degree and are contemplating if you should continue doing a Master’s degree at Sheffield or not, read on as I will share with you top 4 reasons why I decided to stay on for a Master’s degree here at Sheffield.

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Marking the end of the Mental Health Week (but not of taking care of our mental health!)

Thursday 10 October marked the World Mental Health Day, an event celebrated globally for increasing and spreading awareness about Mental Health. It also marks as a day that spreads the message of fighting and eradicating the stigma surrounding the topic of Mental Health. And in tandem to this, I was so glad that the University of Sheffield launched its Mental Health Week for this year on the World Mental Health Day as well, which ran until 18 October!

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Packing advice for International Students

So it is August and we are finally getting closer to the time of the year where lots of us are faced with the decision of what to pack for University. While packing in general can be quite time consuming and stressful, it can be even worse if you are an international student. I’ve been there myself, and had a hard time deciding what to pack and not pack when I was gearing to get to Sheffield back in 2016. Whilst everyone has their own strategy to get started with packing, here’s my advice on how I did it as I share with you some of the absolute essentials to pack and some things to avoid bringing along.

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Stay fit – Shef fit

University can sometimes mean long lectures, long days (or nights) in library, keeping up with deadlines, working part-time and also trying to keep up with your social life. One of the most important thing that gets overlooked in the middle of all of these things is taking care of our fitness and health. If you are thinking about getting or remaining fit and in the upcoming academic year and are unsure on where to get started, read on as I share with you some of the fitness activities and facilities that the university has to offer which you can use to achieve the healthier you in this upcoming academic year!

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Your guide to applying to the Sheffield Undergraduate Research Excellence Scheme (SURE) and why you should apply !

There is no denying that one of the most crucial parts of university experience is getting internship and professional experience during your time at University! And I can say this out of my own experience as over the time after graduating I can realise how my past internships and work experience during my undergraduate degree has been useful in deciding what course I wanted to do for my masters, as well as which area of work I want to pursue further.

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